In the wake of the Oracle's $1.3 billion legal victory over SAP, the software giant is turning its guns towards another business trying steal away its lucrative customers.
It was clear from the beginning of its recently concluded trial against SAP that Oracle wasn't in it just for the money. It got that, though. A federal jury awarded Oracle $1.3 billion in damages stemming from SAP's (SAP) acknowledged copyright infringement of Oracle's (ORCL) software. Still, Oracle really was sending a message about the $16-billion-a-year maintenance and support business associated with servicing its applications. Oracle makes a bundle maintaining its own software on behalf of clients, and it isn't about to give up the fight easily against those, like the shuttered SAP subsidiary TomorrowNow, that aim to siphon away that business.
So who's next in Oracle's sights? More
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